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Who is a better hunter, Rainsford or General Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game

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Posted April 29, 2013 at 1:48 AM via iOS

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Who is a better hunter, Rainsford or General Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game

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handbooktoliterature | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM (Answer #1)

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General Zaroff is the more experienced and technically sound hunter. However, his extremism pushes him over the edge, and his overconfidence is his downfall. Rainsford takes advantage of this to win out in the end, but he decides to give up on hunting after experiencing what it is like to be the prey. 

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